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You Host the Combination

Hosting a Combination Cuckoo is the most common of the 4 types.  Check out detailed descriptions of The Relationship Cuckoo and The Self-Inflicted Cuckoo. 

Most days, you are trapped in a vortex of unhealthy relationships, toxic thinking, and self-sabotaging behavior occurring simultaneously. You really invest yourself deeply both in your relationships and your work – whether it be a career, ministry, or a passion project. 


You are high achieving, self-motivated, and your own worst critic. You put a great deal of pressure on yourself to do all things well and often feel as though you haven’t done enough. 


You’re intelligent, conscientious, and hard-working; you do it all. You have an intense inner drive to succeed in business, family matters, and community-related endeavors. The truth is, underneath, you battle insecurity, doubt, and fear.

From the outside looking in, you’ve got it together or you’re living your dream.

What people don’t see is that you are burned out, fatigued, and struggle with frequent bouts of depression and are anxious most of the time. Or, perhaps you don’t spend as much time as you want with the people closest to you – or even those within the four walls of your home.


The good news is, you no longer have to go through life-depleted and tied up in non-reciprocal, lopsided relationships that drain you. Identifying this invisible enemy is the first step to healing and freedom. 


Rather than being driven by your performance, you can be guided by your purpose. Growth isn’t always pleasant, nor is the healing process pain-free, but neither is living with a cuckoo in your life that creates unnecessary suffering day after day. 


It’s time to make room in your nest for your unique purpose, “eggs,” to hatch and no longer be thwarted by the cuckoo in your life.

A final note from Andrea:


So, what does it all mean for you? And how can you use the results to recongnize, guard against, and deal with The Cuckoo Syndrome you encounter in your dating, love, work, and home life? Learn how to protect your unique purpose, “eggs” from being susceptible to cuckoos. 


For the latest research combining science, scripture, and psychology – including Andrea’s personal journey, stories of her clients, and detailed instructions on how to cope with cuckoo dynamics within yourself, your lovers and spouses, your parents, and bosses – pre-order The Cuckoo Syndrome: The Secret to Breaking Free from Unhealthy Relationships, Toxic Thinking, and Self-sabotaging Behavior. Pre-order the book Andrea’s clients call, “a life-changing breakthrough on a universal challenge,” for yourself and the people you care about, today! 

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I'm Andrea Anderson Polk


Before we go any further, let me introduce myself... I’m a licensed counselor, author, and speaker-storyteller. I am devoted to helping you uncover hidden relational, psychological, and spiritual truths so you can experience healing in order to live a more authentic and meaningful life. 


I just published my first book: The Cuckoo Syndrome: The Secret to Breaking Free From Unhealthy Relationships, Toxic Thinking, and Self-Sabotaging Behavior which weaves together my story and clinical experience of close attention to my clients with science, scripture, and psychology into practical, easy to understand concepts. 


Today, I teach courageous women how to take their life back and live each day with peace and purpose.

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